Day 7: Mestia-Batumi
After breakfast an check-out drive Batumi.
Old Batumi. Growth and development of modern Batumi began in Porto Franco period in XIX century and continued more rapidly later on. Batumi, with its first rank port and well developed industry held a significant place in Georgia and the Caucasus as one of the most important transit and industrial centers. In 1903 29 factories functioned here. A lot of European commercial and industrial companies such as, “O.F.Gillard”, “Siemens and Halske”, “Schuft and Zimmerman”, “Varneke and Company”, ”Nobel Brothers” were doing their business in Batumi.
Visit Georgian Alphabetic Tower – 130 m tall, the aim of the tower is to introduce the unique and rich culture of the country to the world.
Sculpture of Love “Ali and Nino”. The Love statue which was built on the Coast in Batumi Seaside Park, based on one of the best seller novel of Kurban Said. The height of the statue is 9 m and it weighs 7 tons.
Batumi Sea Port – the largest port of Georgia and it serves as the significant oil exporter point.
Batumi Seaside Boulevard – one of the charms of the city, established in 1881. It stretches along the seashore like a green line. Its length is about 1,5 km.
Musical fountain – in the Sea Side Park every evening offering the visitors classical and national music.
St. Barbara’s Church – located close to Batumi Boulevard, built by British troops. The hospital remained during the communist regime.
“6 May Park“ and the Nurigeli Lake. “6 May Park“ is one of the charms of Batumi. The Park is situated around the Nurigeli Lake.
Holy Mother Virgin’s Nativity Cathedral. In XIX century the famous Georgian catholic benefactors, Zubalashvili brothers, built a cathedral. Today it is known as a Holy Mother Virgin’s Nativity Cathedral.
Visit One of the major tourist sightseeing – «Batumi Piazza» fully implemented in the Italian style. This is a small area, where are located several restaurants and small boutique hotels. Every corner of the city is different.
Overnight in Batumi.